Fiddle player Susan Conger is February Song & Story Swap guest
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the February Pioneer Valley Folklore Society SONG & STORY SWAP.
Friday, February 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Black Sheep Café, 79 Main St., Amherst, Mass.
Our guest artist this month is Susan Conger, talented and indefatigable fiddle player and member of the contra dance bands, Soozarama, Three Good Reasons and Spare Parts. In 1999 she edited and published Along the River, a collection of dance tunes written in the last 25 years by musicians from the Connecticut River Valley. Her most recent project, newly released, is the Along the River CD, which features 8 Valley musicians and 28 tunes from the book.
The Song & Story Swap is an event where people of all ages gather to share stories and songs that may be traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, play an instrument or request a song or story. Listeners are welcome, too. Admission is free, with donations accepted.
The warm-up theme for the month is Sweethearts.
The PVFS Song & Story Swap happens the 2ND FRIDAY of every month. For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-253-9484 or Jeff Lee, (413)-256-0433 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
Along the River CD release party
of Susan Conger's Along the River Companion CD, there will be a CD
Release Party and contra dance tomorrow night, February 4, 7:00 - 10:00
p.m. at the Montague Center Grange. Providing music along with Susan
will be an impressive ensemble -- Susie Secco, Timm Triplett, Van Kaynor,
David Cantieni, Bill Tomczak, and George Reynolds, with David Kaynor
calling. For information call (413)-367-9269.
Second Sunday Coffeehouse series in Shelburne Falls
A new monthly series of music events, the Second Sunday Coffeehouse, has recently debuted in Shelburne Falls. Held each 2nd Sunday at the Art Bank, the events begin at 6 p.m. with an open mic, followed by a featured performer. Gideon Freudmann's CelloBop is scheduled for February 11. See their web site at http://www.2ndsunday.org/ or call (413)-625-2580 for details.
Pioneer Valley entertainment guides on the web
You'll find links to the Second Sunday Coffeehouse schedule and more than twenty other regional music, arts and entertainment calendars at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society website. Click on Area Events at http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
If there is a folk event you'd like included in the calendar, please forward information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.